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Psyche
13 mins | May 13, 2020

In Nyāya philosophy only some debates are worth having

Winning the argument is missing the point. If we make our arguments all about winning, and not about learning or finding the truth, then we might be just wasting a significant proportion of our time given on this life. In Psyche magazine, Malcolm Keating explores the 'vāda' type of debate embraced by the Nyāya philosophy — a Hindu tradition dating back to 9th to 10th century CE — which promotes truth-seeking as a way to "rid ourselves of ethical vices."

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